Jaya Prasannan has been announced as the Institute of Directors’ Auckland branch Emerging Director 2019.
Jaya is currently general manager of corporate services and general counsel at two Auckland-based digital companies, NZ Compare, a product comparison site, and S.L.I.C.E. Digital, the first affiliate marketing network to be launched out of New Zealand.
She has held in-house counsel positions for large New Zealand businesses and has 5 years’ experience in private practice and in-house counsel positions in London. Currently, Jaya is the deputy chair of the Youth Hostel Association of New Zealand Inc.
Jaya holds a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences & Psychology from the University of Cambridge, completed postgraduate legal studies at Nottingham Law School and is currently studying towards an MBA from the University of Auckland.
The IoD Emerging Director Awards are awarded to directors in the early stages of their governance career. Applicants are judged on criteria including demonstrating understanding of the importance of good governance, and commitment to developing a career in governance.